Report Birth Abroad
Documentation of U.S. Citizens Born Abroad
The birth of a child abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) should be reported as soon as possible to the nearest American consular office for the purpose of establishing an official record of the child’s claim to U.S. citizenship at birth. The official record is in the form of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (or CRBA) of a Citizen of the United States of America. This document, also referred to as the FS-240, is considered a basic United States citizenship document. For the latest Department of State guidance on obtaining a CRBA, please see Revised Consular Report of Birth Abroad and New CRBA Production Procedures.
For additional information, click Birth of U.S. Citizens Abroad.